What is Botulinum Toxin (BTX or Botox)
Botulinum Toxin, often referred to as Botox which is a brand name is a non-surgical wrinkle reduction technique. It is used to reversibly relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles.
How long is the procedure?
The actual injections usually take around 5 minutes or less, but your whole appointment is about 30 minutes which involves completing some paper work, cleansing the skin and taking photos.
Which areas can be treated?
The commonly treated areas are the forehead 'worry' lines, glabella 'frown' lines and crow's feet 'laughter lines'. Other treatments include gummy smiles and excessive sweating.
How long will the treatment last?
Usually 3-4 months, but this will increase the more ofter you do the treatment. In some patients, they only need to do the treatment every 6 months.
When will I see the results?
You will begin to see visible results typically after 3-7 days. The optimum results will be seen after 4 weeks.